Landmines

  • 123 landmines planted by Maoists recovered in Jharkhand June 22, 2014

    Security forces on Saturday recovered 123 landmines planted by Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district, police said. According to police, they stumbled upon the landmines during an operation against Maoists. The landmines were planted over half-a-km and connected through wire. Police also seized 23 grenades. The landmines were recovered in the Madanpur-Lawapani...
  • Powerful landmine recovered during anti-Naxal operation, defused in Saranda June 4, 2014

    A powerful landmine was recovered during an anti-Naxal operation in Naxal-infested Saranda in West Singhbhum district on Wednesday, police said. The recovery was made while the district armed police and 197 battalion of CRPF were on Long-range Patrolling, SP NK Singh said. Security personnel detected and defused the explosive, weighing 15 kgs,...
  • Two soldiers injured in Jammu blast May 19, 2014

    Two soldiers were injured on Sunday when they stepped on a landmine in Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. A police officer told IANS that the incident took place in Keri (Khour) area, 50 km from Jammu’s city centre Shaheedi Chowk. The two men belonged to the army’s engineering regiment. They were...
  • Gadchiroli: 7 security personnel killed in landmine blast triggered by Naxals May 11, 2014

    Gadchiroli: Seven anti-Naxal commandos died and two others got injured in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli on Sunday morning. The incident occurred at 9:40 am when the policemen were moving for an operational task in the forest between Pavimuranda and Murmuri villages in Chamorshi taluka...
  • Landmine recovered during anti-Naxal operation in Saranda May 7, 2014

    A powerful landmine was detected by the security personnel during an anti-Naxal operation in the Saranda forest in adjoining West Singhbhum district on Wednesday, a senior police officer said. The recovery was made when the security personnel were on a combing operation in the naxal-affected Saranda forest, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer...
  • Four tribals, including a woman, arrested for landmine blast during polls May 2, 2014

    Four tribals, including a woman, have been arrested in connection with the April 24 landmine blast that killed eight polling and police personnel and left 11 injured at Asnajore in Dumka district of Jharkhand, the police said. Thirty-five-year-old Budhu Murmu and his brother Shom Murmu (32) were arrested on Thursday at...
  • Rs 20 lakh compensation announced for families of landmine blast victims April 26, 2014

    The families of eight people, who were killed in a landmine blast in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Thursday on their way back from a polling booth, would get Rs 20 lakh each as compensation, an official statement said. "The kin of five security personnel and three polling staff killed during election...
  • Jharkhand Police suspect Bengal Maoists' hand in Dumka blast April 25, 2014

    Jharkhand Police suspect the involvement of West Bengal Maoists in Thursday's landmine blast in Dumka district in which eight people, including five security personnel and two polling officials, were killed. "We cannot rule out the possibility of Bengal Maoists' involvement in the landmine blast as the place where it took place...
  • Joint operation with Bengal to track down Maoists involved in Dumka blasts April 25, 2014

    Jharkhand Police suspects that a Maoist squad led by top Naxal leader Prabil Da could be behind the landmine blast in the district that left eight police and poll personnel dead even as it decided to launch a joint operation with West Bengal Police to track down the ultras. "We are...
  • 6 polling officials, 2 policemen killed in landmine blast April 24, 2014

    Eight persons - six polling officials and two policemen - were on Thursday killed and seven others injured when suspected Maoists blew up their vehicle in the district, a senior police officer said in Dumka. Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar said a landmine was triggered when they were returning from...
  • Five polling ~~amp;amp; police personnel killed in landmine blast April 24, 2014

    At least five polling and police personnel were killed and some others injured when suspected Maoists blew up the vehicle they were travelling in Dumka district, a senior police officer said in Dumka. Director General of Police Rajeev Kumar said a landmine was triggered when they were returning from poll duty. The...
  • Naxals trigger landmine blast in Kanker, none hurt April 17, 2014

    Naxals triggered a landmine blast on Thursday in insurgency-hit Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh when a polling party escorted by security forces was returning after conducting elections in the region. However, no injuries or causalities were reported in the blast. "The incident took place under Bhanupratappur police station limits of Kanker...
  • Two landmines found in Jharkhand, police issue advisory April 13, 2014

    Two landmines were found by security forces in Jharkhand's Bokaro district on Sunday, as officials issued an advisory to security personnel not to defuse landmines but hand over the task to bomb disposal squads. Police said two landmines, each weighing 10 kg, were found during a search operation at the Budgadda...
  • Balloting picks up amid incidents of violence April 10, 2014

    Nearly 32 percent of the electorate voted in the first six hours on Thursday in Bihar's six Lok Sabha constituencies despite incidents of violence in the state. "So far about 32 percent of the electorate has voted. The polling was slow in early hours, but later picked up fast," Additional Chief...
  • Five landmines planted to blow up police vehicles recovered in Lohardagga April 8, 2014

    Five landmines were recovered from Jharkhand's Lohardagga district during a search operation by the security forces on Tuesday and later defused, police said. The landmines, being used to blow up police vehicles, were recovered from Bohra village in the district, about 80 km from Ranchi. Polling in Lohardagga will be held April...
  • Three improvised bombs defused by security forces April 8, 2014

    Three large improvised bombs were recovered and defused by security forces in Bihar's Gaya district on Tuesday. Officials said the locally-made lethal bombs were found in Rakshi-Tongila-Chatakpur and Bankebazar area of Gaya district. A joint squad of CRPF and state police personnel recovered the bombs during a patrol and crippled them later,...
  • Injured jawan shown on TV is alive, says CRPF chief April 8, 2014

    A CRPF trooper, who was injured when a landmine planted by Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad district went off while being defused and seen on TV pleading for his life, is alive, CRPF chief Dilip Trivedi on Tuesday said. He said the CRPF personnel being shown on TV is not Deputy Commandant...
  • 27 powerful landmines unearthed, hardcore Maoist arrested April 5, 2014

    In a major haul of explosives before the Lok Sabha elections, security forces on Friday recovered 27 powerful landmines in Bihar's Gaya district, while a hardcore Maoist was arrested from neighbouring Aurangabad district. Besides the landmines, 24 pipe bombs weighing five kg each and three tiffin bombs weighing 10 kg each...
  • Jharkhand: Naxals strike again, 3 policemen injured in landmine blast March 25, 2014

    Khunti: In yet another Naxal attack in the run up to polls, three policemen have been injured in Jharkhand in a landmine blast on Tuesday morning. Three police personnel including a station in-charge were injured in the Naxal attack that took place in Khunti. This is the second Naxal strike in...
  • 2 Naxals suspected of being involved in Jiram Ghati, Jagdalpur killings arrested March 14, 2014

    Two Naxals, wanted in connection with the last year's Jeerum valley attack in which several state Congress leaders were killed, have been arrested, police said on Thursday. "Kosa (38) and Deva Kudyami (35) were arrested from Chandmeta village in Darbha area of Raipur district and seized a landmine and a country revolver...
  • Five injured while defusing landmine March 13, 2014

    Five persons, including four policemen, were injured on Thursday when a landmine being defused exploded on the border of Palamau and Chatra districts. Three personnel of the Palamau district police, one of the Chatra district police and a civilian were injured, when the land mine exploded while being defused, Deputy Superintendent...
  • Hardcore Maoist involved in killing of Munger SP arrested February 13, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist involved in killing of the then Munger Superintendent of Police KC Surendra Babu was arrested on Wednesday from a jungle in Banka, police said. Acting on a tip off, a joint team of CRPF and Bihar police raided a jungle on the border of Banka and Jhajha and...
  • Jharkhand: Maoists release 4 officials abducted from Giridih January 27, 2014

    Giridih: Jharkhand Police has confirmed that four security personnel who had been abducted by suspected Naxals in Giridih district have been released. Earlier in the day, seven landmine blasts took place in Giridih in which one security personnel was killed. 11 security personnel had been injured in blast from which...
  • Jharkhand: 7 landmine blasts rock Giridih, 1 dead, 11 policemen injured January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In what is suspected to be a Naxal attack, Giridih in Jharkhand was on Monday rocked by seven landmine blasts in which one security personnel was killed. According to Giridih SP Kranti Kumar Garhdeshi, while there 11 other security personnel were injured in the blasts. Garhdeshi has rushed to the...
  • Bihar: 7 policemen killed in landmine blast by Naxals December 3, 2013

    Aurangabad: Seven policemen have been killed in a land mine blast triggered allegedly by Naxals at Tandwa in Aurangabad. The blast took place when the police vehicle carrying the the seven police men was passing through the area. Six policemen and one officer incharge has been killed in the blast. (More...
  • Six landmines recovered during anti-Naxal operation in Tebo jungle November 6, 2013

    Security forces on Wednesday recovered six landmines during an anti-Naxal operation in Tebo jungle in adjoining West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said. Security personnel comprising of para-military forces and district armed police force recovered six landmines, combat uniforms and medicines from the Naxal stronghold of Tebo jungle, DIG (Kolhan)...
  • Aurangabad landmine blast accused surrenders, sent to 14-day judicial custody October 24, 2013

    One of the men accused of killing seven people in Bihar's Aurangabad district last week surrendered in court on Thursday and was sent to 14 days' judicial custody, police said. "After police intensified search operations, one of the men who was earlier accused in the case and had been identified by...
  • Five Maoists suspected of being behind Pathara landmine blasts arrested October 21, 2013

    Five Maoists, believed to have been involved in last week's landmine blast at Pathara, were arrested along with weapons in Bihar's Aurangabad district during a search operation by the police. Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma said the five were arrested from different villages of the Maoist-hit Aurangabad district on Sunday....
  • Naxals planting IEDs near polling booths in Bastar: Police October 18, 2013

    With Assembly elections nearing in Chhattisgarh, police have received inputs of Naxals planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) near polling booths in the Maoist-hotbed of Bastar division in a bid to disrupt the electoral process. Security forces are regularly conducting operations to detect landmines in southern Chhattigsarh following inputs that the rebels...
  • Gram panchayat member held, landmine device recovered August 16, 2013

    Jhargram: Police on Friday arrested an elected Gram Panchayat member belonging to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) for his alleged links with Maoists from Jhargram police district of West Bengal. Sukumar Murmu, the Gram Panchayat member, was arrested following a tip-off and a landmine device recovered from his house at Basantapur village,...